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Aerial photos of abandoned mansions i Nevada

By tovarichpeter   2013 Sep 13, 6:49am   1,751 views   11 comments   watch (0)   quote      

http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2013/09/michael-light-aerial-photos/

From swimming-pooled suburbs in Phoenix to razed hills awaiting their luxury homes in Nevada, Michael Light has been documenting the western U.S.’s unique topography from the air for the past decade.

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1   smaulgld   9/9 = 100% civil   2013 Sep 13, 7:23am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

All part of the recovery

2   curious2   564/564 = 100% civil   2013 Sep 13, 9:06am  ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   quote    

The photos remind me of crop circles. I wonder if this is what Stonehenge was for: somebody was building a McMansion on spec, and then the market collapsed.

3   smaulgld   9/9 = 100% civil   2013 Sep 13, 9:53am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

curious2 says

The photos remind me of crop circles. I wonder if this is what Stonehenge was for: somebody was building a McMansion on spec, and then the market collapsed.

Stone hedge was part of a stimulus package

4   Blurtman   418/418 = 100% civil   2013 Sep 13, 11:43am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Silly humans.

5   HEY YOU   611/611 = 100% civil   2013 Sep 13, 3:07pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

How long will it be before we see mobile homes, RVs & tents on these vacant lots?

6   Dan8267   2554/2586 = 98% civil   2013 Sep 13, 3:35pm  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

curious2 says

The photos remind me of crop circles. I wonder if this is what Stonehenge was for: somebody was building a McMansion on spec, and then the market collapsed.

Nah, Stonehenge was built well enough that it has stood for thousands of years. A McMansion would fall apart in twenty if neglected.

7   Strategic Renter   4/4 = 100% civil   2013 Sep 14, 12:53am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Dan8267 says

curious2 says

The photos remind me of crop circles. I wonder if this is what Stonehenge was for: somebody was building a McMansion on spec, and then the market collapsed.

Nah, Stonehenge was built well enough that it has stood for thousands of years. A McMansion would fall apart in twenty if neglected.

Not correct From 1901 to 1964, the majority of the stone circle was restored in a series of makeovers which have left it, in the words of one archaeologist, as 'a product of the 20th century heritage industry

8   Vicente     2013 Sep 14, 2:14am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

How many have squatters living in them?

9   Fucking White Male   233/234 = 99% civil   2013 Sep 14, 4:59am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Call it Crazy says

Some of those photos almost look fake....

Was reading the comments, these jumped out to me:

..."McMansion in the middle of the desert, surrounded by other McMansions feet away. I am not sure I understand the appeal."

..."I have never understood why anyone would spend maga-bucks on a mansion that's so close to a neighbor you can hear them fart. I need a lot more space than that."

If you have that type of money to build a house like that, why the hell do you want to live so close that your neighbor can piss on your house from inside his window???

Self loathing 1%'ers who despise that they urinated on the unwashed masses and therefore require to be pee'd on themselves. Not unlike the CEOs who pay fetish hookers to feminize them and have their scrotums crushed by said hookers in 5 inch heels.

10   freak80     2013 Sep 14, 10:30am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

That's nothing. China has whole cities that are empty.

11   freak80     2013 Sep 14, 10:44am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

sbh says

Yep. The Chinese really know how to leg-hump "job creators."

I guess it's because they don't have a military large enough to start endless wars with.

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